Posts Tagged ‘e911’
Today I released this statement on the FCC’s Open Meeting: “With 80 percent of wireless-related complaints coming from third parties sending unwanted text messages and making unsolicited phone calls, consumers are the winners from the FCC’s re affirmation today. As CTIA had requested this January, any autodialed text message sent to a wireless device without [...]
Every day, there are almost 400,000 wireless 911 calls made. With nearly 30 percent of consumers living in wireless-only households, CTIA believes all wireless customers should have access to E911 services. Even though wireless consumers pay more than $2 billion a year in 911 fees and charges to support their state and local 911 systems, [...]
National Public Safety Organizations and Wireless Industry Respond to FCC Report on 9-1-1 Fund Diversion
Today, national organizations representing the public safety and wireless industries released the following statements in response to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) 3rd Annual Report to Congress on State Collection and Distribution of 911 and Enhanced 911 Fees and Charges: From CTIA-The Wireless Association’s Vice President of External and State Affairs Jamie Hastings: “Every day, [...]
Information is never more important to have and to pass along than during a crisis or emergency. Today, wireless communication is providing us with a wide array of means to get help when we need it most, and TeleCommunication Systems Senior VP Tim Lorello tells us about some of them and what innovations we can [...]
On Wednesday, we reminded you to “Take 10″ to prepare in case of an emergency. Today, we explain how the U.S. wireless industry tries to minimize communication disruptions in the event of a natural or man-made disaster. CTIA Regulatory Affairs Director Brian Josef discusses carriers’ extensive business continuity and recovery plans.
With our blog focus on 911, we thought it’d be helpful to explain what happens when an emergency responder receives a 911 wireless call. We also outline the vital information the caller should provide in that situation.
Emergency situations occur when they’re least expected, often in remote locations. E-911 services provide people with access to the help needed, regardless of their location. This month’s WOW Policy Point focuses on how wireless carriers provide E-911 services to their customers and how many state and local governments are misusing the E-911 funds they’ve collected [...]
Innovation continues to expand into the 21st century making it easier for people to stay safe. Brian Fontes, CEO of the National Emergency Number Association (NENA), talks about the modernization of 911 services as wireless capabilities continue to grow, and how these services will be funded in the future.